Thematic Day

Artistic Integrity : Incentives and Challenges provided by the Music “Market”, the Regulatory Sector, and Arts (or Cultural) Institutions

While there may be little agreement as to a precise definition of integrity, let alone artistic integrity, it’s safe to say that artistic integrity refers to an individual’s relation towards the standards of his or her profession , including artistic ideals, commitments and values. Apart from exploring the concept itself, its meaning and application, this year’s thematic day will be looking at how artistic integrity fares in regard to three different sectors: the music “market” , the regulatory sector and the arts institutions. In particular, we would like to discuss how these sectors may provide incentives that may challenge or even undermine the artist’s pursuit of integrity. A better understanding of these issues can doubtless prove beneficial to the future of art music.